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soft burger buns

Recipe by
Annastiina Salonen
Vanhalinna, Varsinais-Suomi

I was researching the traditional recipes of the hamburger buns and this is my own version that came out as a result. They often contain sugar and in the first time when I used it they felt too sweet and so this recipe doesn't have any. Yeast loves milk and so it's excellent food for for it instead of sugar. This makes the recipe as a slightly lighter version of the buns and it still has the soft and fluffy texture for the hamburgers. I have also written this recipe in Finnish, here:

yield 9 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Bake

Ingredients For soft burger buns

  • 150 ml
    milk, room temperature, or 150 ml of water + 15 grams of skim milk powder
  • 150 ml
  • 25 g
    fresh yest or 8 grams of dry yeast
  • 1
  • 1 tsp
  • 30 g
    butter, melted
  • 900 ml
    wheat flour; 585 grams
  • GLAZE:
  • 1
  • edible seeds; sesame, poppy, etc.

How To Make soft burger buns

  • 1
    1. Crumble the yeast into a bowl with a room temperature mix of milk and water. If you're using dry yeast, make it slightly warmer. 2. Add the egg, salt and melted butter.
  • 2
    1. Mix and knead in the flour until the dough is smooth and glutenous. The ready dough is moist and stretchy, and can detach from the bowl with a pull. 2. Cover the bowl with a cloth and allow it to leaven in room temperature for about 1-2 hours until it's doubled in size.
  • 3
    1. Lightly dust the working surface with flour. Gently make a stick out of the dough and cut it into nine (3×3) pieces of the same size. First roll them into balls and put them onto a baking sheet lined with baking paper. 2. Cover the buns again with a cloth and let them leaven for an hour.
  • 4
    1. Heat the oven to 200°C and on put a steel dish of water on the bottom of the oven. Its steam will keep the buns moist and and guarantee a better leavening while they are being baked. 2. Glaze the buns with an egg. Sprinkle on the edible seeds if desired. 3. Bake the buns for about 15-20 minutes. The buns may be served once they have cooled a bit, or toasted from the center cutting. Add some delicious fillings. They may also be eaten as they are, with only butter.